INTERVIEWS – reaching the stars
Please find hereafter a detailed, but non-exhaustive, list of Oliver Tanson's previous interviews.

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From Escatawpa (Mississippi): 3 DOORS DOWN, American rock of its best. "Kryptonite", "When I'm Gone", "Here Without You", "It's Not My Time" and many more... Oliver has chatted with Brad. Great time!  
 

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The blood is squirting, a distorted voice resounds in the house and the atmosphere becomes muggy. Disco Splatter. AGONOIZE in concert. A chaotic bunch of crazy guys performing a really tough show. Are you strong enough to watch the pictures?...  

How fun to listen to the songs of the Swedish pop-act ALCAZAR! Their biggest hits are "Crying At The Discoteque" and "This Is The World We Live In".  
 

Gold-medal winner at the FISM World Championship of Magic, Michael AMMAR, is one of the most popular close-up magicians of America. Famous in the world-wide magical community, he has developed and produced a lot of magic teaching material.  

Tori AMOS is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Her songs cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Her biggest hits: "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God"...  

Thomas ANDERS has been the singer of the former, most successful pop duo “Modern Talking”, which sold over 120 million records. – The biggest selling German music act in history!  
  

ART BRUT. Eccentric. Finest indie rock. Album: "it's a bit complicated". Really cool! Hilarious. Did we already say "eccentric"?  

“Sam Gamgee” in the “The Lord of the Rings”-trilogy, main-actor in the movies “The Goonies” and “Rudy”... – That's Oscar®-nominee Sean ASTIN.  
  

MELISSA AUF DER MAUR is a Canadian rock musician and experienced photographer.  
 

Let the rhythm take control! AVENTURA, the Dominican Bachata music-group gained world-wide popularity with their hit-single “Obsesión”.  
 

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Have you ever wondered how the robot “R2D2” in all “Star Wars”-episodes came to life? - No, there is no special effect! … It's the UK actor Kenny BAKER.  
  

Hugo Egon BALDER has produced the n°1 German TV-comedy-show “RTL Samstag Nacht”. He also hosted “Alles Nichts Oder?!” and the hilarious tits-out show “Tutti Frutti”.  
  

Nearly all BAP's lyrics are in the German dialect “Kölsch”. The music group, which based in Cologne, is – for many years – most successful all over Germany.  

Music producer Eddie BARCLAY worked with almost every big name in France. From Charles Aznavour to Jacques Brel, Mireille Mathieu, Eddy Mitchell and many more...  
  

Oliver has interviewed Les Holroyd from BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST. The British rock band sprang to life in the mid-60ies and were considered one of the innovators of Progressive Rock music along with label mates, at the time, Pink Floyd. In the next 40 years, they went on to create and break records, like being the first group to perform an outdoor festival in Europe, performing in front of a reputed 275,000 audience on the steps of the Reichstag in West Berlin in 1980...  
  

Andy BAUSCH is Luxembourg's most acclaimed movie director. He directed “Troublemaker” and “A Wopbopaloobop A Lopbamboom”.  
  

A very easy-going person! Gusty BAUSCH has won the Luxembourg National Championships in cyclo cross 2006/2007. We cross the fingers for you...  
   

The German hardcore punk-band BEATSTEAKS won the award “Best German Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2004. They became quickly more and more popular. After all, they remain very down-to-earth and cool folks!  

German TV-speaker Aleksandra BECHTEL has presented the trend-setting reality-show “Big Brother” on RTL2.  
 

BEFOUR is a German pop group which has been created through a TV-casting-show broadcasted daily for about three months. Cool people!  

BELA B. is the drummer of the self-proclaimed "best band of the world": "Die Ärzte" (hit song: "Männer sind Schweine"). He also started a solo-career. Cool, funny and successful!  

BELOVED ENEMY = dark and morbid music. The extraordinary voice of Dead L-vis. Entertainment. The sounds of the graves...  

In Germany known as the “man with the knitted cap”, the singer BEN had some very popular hits like “Engel”, “Verliebt” and “Kleider Machen Leute”.  
 

In the late 70ies, Plastic BERTRAND had a big success with the punk song “Ca Plane Pour Moi”. In 2006, the song had an important revival due to a worldwide Coca Cola commercial campaign which started in Asia.  

Sarah BETTENS gained fame as the former lead singer of the band K's Choice. She released her first full-length solo album in 2005 which earned her the 2006 European Border Breakers Award for Best New Artist. She celebrates enormous success as solo artist and is best-known for her smoky, raspy voice.  

Nope, it's not the name of a singer: BILLY TALENT is a mutiple award-winning rock-band from Canada! With punk rock roots to a worldwide mainstream success! Cool people and a very fun interview...  

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB (BRMC): rock, rock, rock!  
 

BLANK & JONES is a German DJ act. Year after year, millions of ravers around the globe feel the heat of their sensational sets at major events like “Mayday”, “Nature One” and “Love Parade”, as well as in clubs all over the world.  
  

Unbelievably obscene, but most of all, a very successful comedic US music band: the BLOODHOUND GANG. Their world-hits: “The Bad Touch”, “Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss” and “Foxtrott Uniform Carlie Kilo”. Oliver Tanson: “I have spent many hours with the band in backstage. And I was surprised how highly professional, nice and … normal (laughing) they are! Very cool!”. Jimmy Pop, the singer of the band: “We always grant you interviews again – whenever you want.”.  

Summer-dance at its best. BLUE LAGOON produced the hit-single-remixes “Break My Stride”, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Heartbreaker”.  
  

Houston, Texas in 1995. The rockband BLUE OCTOBER was formed by lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld, his brother Jeremy, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye. Pure melancholy! Oliver had a good chat with Justin. A quite funny, emotional and musical interview...  

One of the most famous hit singles from DJ BOBO (successful singer, songwriter, dancer and music producer from Switzerland) is "Chihuahua", a song used in a 2002 Spanish Coca-Cola commercial and went on number one in the single-charts of Spain and Mexico. More euro-dance hit songs: "Everybody", "Somebody Dance with Me"...  

“Daddy Cool”, “Ma Baker”, “Rivers Of Babylon”, “Rasputin”, “Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday” – all hit-songs of the Euro-dance disco group BONEY M of he 70ies. The act was comprised of 4 Western Indian singers and dancers and masterminded by hit-producer Frank Farian.  

Wigald BONING is Germany's most eccentric and craziest comedian. His career started in the TV comedy-show “RTL Samstag Nacht”.  
 

Yippie Yeaah! BOSS HOSS is a country rock band from Germany. Rock music, simply different.  
 

Fernanda BRANDAO is a Brazilian singer living in Germany. She became first famous with the latino pop group "Hot Bandidoz", then joined the jury of the 8th season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" along with Dieter Bohlen and Patrick Nuo.  
  

Film- and TV-actor Jonathan BRANDIS was most famous for his portrayal of scientific prodigy “Lucas Wolenczak” in Steven Spielberg's science fiction TV-series “SeaQuest DSV”.  
  

Barbara BROCCOLI is one of the most successful people in the movie-industrie. Daughter of the famous James Bond producer, she has continued his legacy and produced James Bond movies like “Goldeneye”, “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Die Another Day”, “Casino Royale”…  
 

Patrick BRUEL is a very successful French singer/songwriter and actor. In the 90ies, he became a real media-phenomenon. Hysterical fans on every street corner. After more than 30 years of career, he is still one of the most succesful people in the biz and his fans keep on - more than ever - calling out "Patriiiiick"!  

Melodic Metalcore of its finest. The Welsh band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana under the band name "Jeff Killed John". After the name change, they secured a five-album deal with Sony Music. Multiple-awarded!  

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Opera diva Vanessa CALCAGNO has participated in the TV show "Das Supertalent" (RTL) in 2009 and got the second place. Note: the language you hear is Luxembourgish.  

Franco CAMPANA is the character of the popular television game show "PRONTO SALVATORE", broadcasted on RTLplus from 1988 to 1991. He is particularly known for the cheerful presentation spoken with an Italien accent and the wearing of dark sunglasses.  

The musical style of the Swedish music-band CARDIGANS (THE) varied from indie, to 60ies pop and rock. Since “Lovefool”, the band enjoys international success with hits like “Erase/Rewind”, “Hanging Around” and “Burning Down The House” with Tom Jones.  

English keyboarder, singer and songwriter Paul CARRACK has been the lead vocalist of "Mike & The Mechanics" and a member of several bands including "Ace" and "Squeeze"... besides his solo career, of course. Just chart-breaking hits!  

Starting as actress in the soap opera "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten", Yvonne CATTERFELD also became a famous singer and had a few #1 hits in the German music-charts. Awards: Bambi, Echo.  
 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT (CITA) was a Dutch boy band. During the 1995-Tour, CITA first introduced the “Backstreet Boys” in Europe. They started the era of boy-bands…  
  

The groove/thrash metal band CAVALERA CONSPIRACY features the 2 brothers Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepultura) on vocals and rhythm guitar and Igor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura) on drums. Their debut album "Inflikted" has been released in 2008.  

Duane DOG CHAPMAN is the world's most famous bouny hunter. He captured over 6.000 fugitives and brought the bad guys back to jail - live, in his own TV reality show! No wild west; just the real life... A real action hero - the good guy!  

The Grammy-Award-winning music duo CHEMICAL BROTHERS (THE) are moving large crowds. They are the pioneers of the big beat electronic dance genre. Psychedelic images, strobe lights and fascinating lasers: they are known for exceptional high-quality live sets. "Galvanize" and "Push the button" are their best-known mainstream tracks.  

American-Swedish singer Eagle-Eye CHERRY is best known for his world-hit “Save tonight”.  
 

Jazz shooting-star 2006! The style of Roger CICERO is predominantly that of 1940s and 1950s swing music, combined with German lyrics. The album "Männersachen" boosted to place 3 in the German charts. He has a brilliant and very clear voice - and a good sense of humour. A (secret) weapon!  

Anne CLARK, a legend in electronic music. She is mainly a spoken word artist and is known for her lyrics which deal critically with politics, environment and the imperfections of humanity. "Our darkness" has been considered as a musical milestone of the 80ies and the 90ies.  

What should be said? Who doesn't know Joe COCKER? It’s a world-star! The UK singer had numerous classic hits like “With A Little Help From My Friends“, “Unchain My Heart”, “Summer in the City”, “Cry me a River”, “Up where we belong”...  
 

Awesome! The German pop singer Sarah CONNOR has numerous #1 hits and international chartbreakers. Moreover… a live-show which blows your ears and eyes away!  
 

Conny CONRAD has been awarded by GEMA (German society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) as "extraordinary composer and lyricist". He has written the anthem for the athletics world championships in 1993 and released more than 90 albums worldwide!  

Horror-shocker and rocker Alice COOPER is definitely one of the giants in the music- and show-business. An absolute professional and truly kind person - a rarity in the biz! "Poison" and "School's Out" were at the very top of the international charts.  

The New York Times called him “our era's giant of magic”: David COPPERFIELD. In his world, anything is possible: from flying to vanishing the Statue of Liberty, walking through the Great Wall of China and even making an audience disappear...  
 

Actor, producer, director... and a BIG music lover! The multiple-awarded megastar KEVIN COSTNER has founded the rock/country band "Modern West" with the encouragement of his wife Christine (- thanks Christine!!). By the way.... we hope you liked the potato soup! ;))  

The US rockband COUNTING CROWS gained popularity in 1994 following the release of its debut album "August and Everything After", which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones." They received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the song "Accidentally in Love" (of "Shrek 2"). Oliver has interviewed the lead-singer Adam Duritz.  

The Finnish band CRASH (THE) contributed with their smash hit “Star” actively to the international success of the EBAY TV-commercial.  
 

Famous dancehall group from Berlin (Germany): CULCHA CANDELA. Their lyrics range from political issues, such as "Una Cosa" or "Schöne, neue Welt" to party songs, such as "Partybus".  

English jazz singer/pianist Jamie CULLUM, also called the “David Beckham of Jazz”, has been nominated for a Grammy award in 2005. He has been invited to perform at a private party for HM The Queen, Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom. What a powerful show and an extraordinary person! Thanks for the fun!...  

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Cute. Clever. Dangerous. – “Gremlins”! The man behind this Amblin Entertainment movie production, as well as “Small Soldiers” and “Looney Tunes – Back In Action” is the multiple-award-winning movie director Joe DANTE.  
 

The Oscar®-winning movie-trilogy “Matrix” has been scored by Emmy®-Award-winner Don DAVIS. Oliver had a very deep conversation with him about music composition. Most interesting! Thank you…  
 

“Garfield”-cartoonist and Emmy®-winner Jim DAVIS is a real cheerful person. Funny and easy-going!  
  

DE LA SOUL is a highly influential hip hop group. In 2005, they were featured on the Grammy®-awarded Gorillaz' single “Feel Good Inc.”. Not just hip hop, as they say, “it is quality-music”.  

They consider themselves their music as "Death Glam" or "Russian Death Glam Pop". Understood? - Well, ask the Swedish DEATHSTARS! Oliver has interviewed Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh, the lead vocalist of the band. They say "with us even funerals look good". Sick... but fun!  

“Smoke on the Water” is perhaps their biggest hit. The world-famous hard rock band DEEP PURPLE has issued numerous other hit singles charting in many countries. After more than 30 years in the music business, they still answer all the questions with a big smile on their face. Roger Glover about the interview: “I do a lot of interviews, so I get asked a lot of questions; quite a few of which are banal and pretty stupid. But I thank you, Oliver, for the good questions... Actually, it was more a conversation than an interview. ...”  

DEFTONES: multi-platinum-selling, award-winning aggressive rock band. They are known as mostly innovative musicians: many popular bands – like “Linkin Park” – took a leaf out of their book.  

"I Will Love You Monday" and "Song for Sophie" are certainly the real big hits of the Danish singer-songwriter Aura DIONE!  

Musician and composer Klaus DOLDINGER is perhaps best known for his film scores to the acclaimed German U-Boat movies "Das Boot" and "The NeverEnding Story", the soundtracks for many TV series like "Tatort"... Being highly acclaimed as brilliant jazz musician, his jazzband "Passport" has huge success in Germany.  

Get the noise? – DONOTS is a German Punk band. “Goodbye Routine” is one of their biggest hits.  
 

That was an amazing interview! So fun and interesting! Definitely, a highlight! Patrick DOYLE is the music composer of the top box-office movies “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Nanny McPhee”, “Gosford Park”, “Bridget Jones' Diary”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Hamlet”...  
 

The progressive metal band DREAM THEATER exists for over 20 years and has sold almost 30 million albums. It is one of the most actively bootlegged bands of their genre. Heavy, epic and complex rock music.  

Very cool: Jempy DRUCKER - Luxembourg’s cross-country racer N°1 is ranking 8th place at the Cross-Country World Championships 2006.  

DSDS (2007) - DEUTSCHLAND SUCHT DEN SUPERSTAR - The German version of the famous talent contest TV program "Pop Idol"! Oliver has interviewed many participants of all seasons which have been broadcasted on RTL Television. Watch the pics of the latest season... - A worldwide primetime show!  

DSDS (2008) - DEUTSCHLAND SUCHT DEN SUPERSTAR - The German version of the famous talent contest TV program "Pop Idol"! Oliver has interviewed Fady Maalouf, Linda Teodosiu and the winner Thomas Godoj. - A worldwide primetime show! 2 thumbs up!  

DSDS (2009) - DEUTSCHLAND SUCHT DEN SUPERSTAR - The German version of the famous talent contest TV program "Pop Idol"! Oliver has interviewed the Top 10 participants. - A worldwide primetime show!  

DSDS (2010) - DEUTSCHLAND SUCHT DEN SUPERSTAR - The German version of the famous talent contest TV program "Pop Idol"! Oliver has interviewed the participants of the mottoshows. - A worldwide primetime show!  
 

DURAN DURAN. The cult-band of the 80ies! “Wild Boys”, “The Reflex”, “A View To A Kill” (title-song of the self-named “James Bond”-movie), and many more... They wrote pop music history! It's always astonishing how nice and down-to-earth world-stars can be...  

Toronto-born vocalist Matt DUSK started his career with opera and classical music, but soon changed his musical style. He lost his heart to jazz. His voice: warm. His talent: huge. His personality: absolutely nice and fun. We love him!  
 

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL is not a death metal band, but an American rock band. Oliver spoke with Jesse Hughes, aka: The Devil and Boots Electric. He is known for his enthusiastic and charismatic audience participation interactions. Great show and great interview!  

The English indie rock band EDITORS are best known for the hits "Bullets", "Munich", "Blood" and "The Racing Rats". Funny guys - thanks for the nice conversation!  

Multiple-awarded English rock band: ELBOW! Great music.  
 

Barbara ELIGMANN is a very popular TV-speaker in Germany, mostly because of shows like “Clever” (Sat1) and “Explosiv” (RTL).  
 

2004, ELLI won the casting-TV-show “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (German version of “American Idol” or “Pop Idol”).  
  

Femme-fatale ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark, gained her huge popularity as US TV host of "Movie Macabre", a weekly horror movie presentation. Wickedly vampish, quick-witted comic and -very- sexy! Scary...  

The Italian Nu-Metal band EXILIA mixes strong Grunge with classical hardrock elements. Tough!  
  

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"Insomnia", "God is a DJ" and many more N° 1 dance/club plays! FAITHLESS is a British electronic-music band which produces worldknown club acts. Oliver interviewed the protagonists Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss.  

Detective “Columbo” in person! Peter FALK has been nominated for 2 Oscars®, won 5 Emmies® and one Golden Globe®. He is a good-humored and very funny interviewee. 100% entertaining!  
  

Reggae from Switzerland: FAMARA. Not only popular in his country, he is also a real star in Gambia.  
  

Crazy - Crazier - FAMILIE SCHLEGL! Ex-VIVA-speaker Tobi Schlegel is the lead-singer of the German punk band.  
 

Michael Bernd Schmidt alias "Smudo", Andreas Rieke alias "And.Ypsilon", Thomas Dürr alias "Hausmeister", Thomas D and Michael 'Michi' Beck alias "Dee Jot Hausmarke": the German hiphop band FANTASTISCHEN VIER (DIE) (FANTA4).  
 

One of Italy's most popular music stars, Tiziano FERRO, won the award “Best Italian Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2004. His biggest hits are “Sere Nere” and “Universal Prayer” (promotion-song of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens).  
 

FETTES BROT (literally translated: “Fat Bread”) is best German hip hop. “Emanuela” and “An Tagen Wie Diesen” have entered the German-speaking charts for many weeks.  

What a success: the German music band FIRMA (DIE)! Their song “Die Eine” is one of the most requested singles on ELDORADIO, Luxembourg's hitradio.  
  

Author Sebastian FITZEK has studied law, worked at various radio stations and developed TV programmes before he started writing. "Die Therapy" and "Das Amok-Spiel" are both bestselling psycho-thrillers, the first of which will even be brought to cinemas. He's a spellbinder, a great interview-partner and - most of all - an author of absolutely thrilling novels.  

FOREIGNER, formed by the veteran musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, has sold over 50 million records. “Cold as Ice”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”... – Pure Rock!  

Peter FOX is a German reggae and hip hop musician from Berlin. He is also a member of the German reggae and dancehall band Seeed. His solo album named "Stadtaffe" has been a huge international success.  

As one of the most popular glamor models of the era, Samantha FOX launched her pop music career with her debut single "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". Another huge chartbreaker: "Nothing's gonna stop me now".  
  

FRANKLIN has been the Grand-Prix-Winner of the 1994 World Championships of Magic organized by the International Federation of Magic Societies. He is also regularly hosting big TV-shows in Germany. A mutli-talent!  
  

The Scottish Indie-rock-band FRANZ FERDINAND hits the charts – worldwide! Multiple awards! In brief: Brit-Pop at its best!  

U.S. music composer John FRIZZELL has written numerous horror-movie-scores, like “Ghost Ship”, “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Alien: Ressurection” and “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”.  
 

FÜNF STERNE DELUXE: rap made in Germany. “Willst Du Mit Mir Geh'n?”, „Dein Herz Schlägt Schneller“.  
  

The internationally successful rockband FURY IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE is a perfect live act. “Time To Wonder” and “Radio Orchid” are their biggest hits.  
 

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Tom GAEBEL is a German singer and entertainer. His musical domain is the legendary swing/jazz. He has been invited to numerous important TV events, like “TV Total Silverster Gala” and “Red Nose Day”. Keep an eye on him!...  

Gloria GAYNOR is the first woman having released a disco-album. She is best-known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "I Am What I Am". Continuous worldwide success over 30 years!  

Does he really have psychic powers? Or is he doing magic tricks? - Uri GELLER is a world-famous performer bending spoons, describing hidden drawings, and making watches appear to work again... Is it willpower and the strength of his mind? -- After all, it is perfect entertainment!  

Reggae musician GENTLEMAN hits the charts with songs like “Superior”, “Intoxication” and “Send a Prayer”.  
 

Hip hop made in Luxembourg: GENTLES (THE). “Firwat?” has been a national airplay-highlight in 2003.  
 

GHINZU is an alternative rock band from Belgium. Their song "The Dragster-Wave" from the album Blow, was used over the end credits of the film Taken, as well as featuring in the film's trailer. The movie being a success in America and around the world, this allowed the band the first time to touch the wide audience.  

What an extraordinary person! Billy GILMAN has been the youngest soloist ever to appear on Billboard's Country Charts.  
 

The remixes of “The Sound Of San Francisco” and “What A Feeling”, produced by GLOBAL DEEJAYS, have been a huge succees in the clubs and radio-stations.  
 

German TV prime time speaker Stefan GÖDDE is hosting the daily infotainment magazine "taff" (Pro7) and the mystical event show "The Next Uri Geller" (Pro7). Sharp witted, spontaneous and pretty handsome...  

Pop Punk Band GOOD CHARLOTTE has been formed by the Madden-twins. Their 4th album debuted immediately in the top 10 of thirteen countries worldwide!! Their first 3 albums sold Gold and multiple-Platinum. Mega-sellers: commercially and musically!  

Goose is an electro rock band from Belgium. The Coca Cola Company used their debut single "Audience" for TV adverts across Europe.  
 

Ex-participant of the TV-show “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (German version of “American Idol” or “Pop Idol”), GRACIA, has represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.  
 

British music composer Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS has been nominated for a Golden Globe® for his work on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. He also wrote the motion picture soundtracks of “Shrek”, “Chicken Run”, “Antz”, “Armageddon”... and worked on the score of the popular video game “Metal Gear Solid 2” and “Metal Gear Solid 3”. Really impressive works!  
 

The alternative rock band GUANO APES creates a dynamic mix of grunge and metal elements. The most successful single was “Open Your Eyes”.  
  

The DJ David GUETTA is considered as pioneer of French house music and made a name for himself in the mid-90s as one of the key catalysts of Parisian nightlife. He has worked with a variety of pop artists including Britney Spears, Akon, Chris Willis, Kelly Rowland, Madonna...  

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H-BLOCKX has intensely been supported by MTV. The rock hardcore band rose to fame already with their very first album “Time To Move”.  
 

2007 - what a great year for Dennis HABERLACH! As former participant of the casting show "Pop Idols" on German TV, he was immediately offered a record deal by Icezone Music. His first single has been released within only a few months: "One Night Only". We say "wow"!  

“Hard to Beat” and “Cashmashine” are smash-hits of HARD-FI. They were the N°1 shooting stars of 2005 and nowadays a highly recognized Indie band on the international level.  

The HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, created in 1927, combine basketball and comedy to form one of the best-known sport entertainment franchises in the world. Over 22,000 match-wins! The team also appeared in numerous TV series and specials, live action shows and sev eral Hanna-Barbera cartoons. In November 2000, they visited Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and named him an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.  

Daniel HARTWICH is a German TV speaker. His biggest success is the RTL TV casting show "Das Supertalent". Crazy, but very friendly guy!  

Swiss soul singer, Stefanie HEINZMANN, gained public interest in early 2008 when she won "SSDSDSSWEMUGABRTLAD", a talent contest hosted in Stefan Raab's Late-Night-Show "TV Total" (on German TV station "Pro7"). She is a most lovely and funny person. - We just love the interview!  

Jeff HENCKELS is Luxembourg's most successful athlete-archer. He represented Luxembourg at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. … Thanks for being a friend!  

Party! Party! Party! – HERMES HOUSE BAND! The cover-song “I Will Survive” was the first big success of the Netherlands' band. Other smash-hits: “Country Roads”, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”, “Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You”, „Que sera sera”,…  
 

The legendary rock band from Sweden, HIVES (THE), produces punk-influenced garage rock songs and wears on stage matching black and white suits. An incredible power in every single song. A stage presence as if they could not be more psyched of being who they are. - Their image is elaborated. The best seems yet to come...  

HÖHNER is a music band singing in the German dialect “Kölsch”. Their biggest hits: “Viva Colonia”, “Die Karawane Zieht Weiter”, “Echte Fründe”,…  

Radio and TV journalist Rainer HOLBE has hosted some shows about paranormal phenomenons.  
 

HOOVERPHONIC is a pop-rock group from Belgium. We enjoy!  
 

The Swedish band HORROR THE HORROR (THE) has created a unique sound which has been influenced by New York punk bands such as “Television”, “The Modern Lovers” and “Velvet Underground” as well as the British indie-scene of the early 90ies.  
 

Singer Theo Hutchcraft and synth player Adam Anderson form the British synthpop duo HURTS. The most famous hit-single: "Wonderful Life". An international charts success!  
 

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The project I AM X has been created by Chris Corner, former vocalist of “Sneaker Pimps”. The debut album “Kiss and Swallow” consists of highly dark, erotic and 1980s-influenced electro. How freaky!  
 

The German folk metal band IN EXTREMO combines metal with medieval traditional songs, blending the sound of the standard rock/metal instruments with historical instruments. Their own songs are in German language whilst the traditional songs are in various languages like Spanish, English, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Latin, medieval German…  

Germany's talk-show-queen Vera INT-VEEN hosts her self-named show for many years. Always natural, emotional and entertaining.  
  

The Swedish band ITCHYCOO has a fresh and happy sound. “Killer Bee” and “Lovetrain” are their biggest hits.  
  

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JAY-KID is no Michael Jackson impersonator, but he gives a new sound to Jackson's music. Very dynamic!  
 

Rapper, producer and member of "The Fugees": Wyclef JEAN. He worked with Santana, Whitney Houston, Simply Red, The Black Eyed Peas, Earth Wind & Fire, Mick Jagger... What more can be said?  
 

Alternative rock, punk pop, power pop, Emo... as most artists, JIMMY EAT WORLD does not want to be categorized. "The Middle", became the band's biggest single to date, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The video for the song received significant airplay on MTV. Oliver has interviewed Jim and Tom.  

The JONAS BROTHERS - Joe, Nick, and Kevin - is an American pop-rock band. It all started as a solo project of Nicholas, when he was 6 years old in 1999. In 2005, the three boys have signed their first record deal as a band.  
  

A dinosaur of the entertainment industry! Bob JONES has been Michael Jackson's PR chief for 34 years, as well as the Executive Vice President of MJJ Productions (Jackson's entertainment company). He has been the most visible and well-known representative for Michael Jackson throughout his gigantic career and he was also instrumental in creating his mysterious image.  
   

Olivia JONES is a very popular German transvestite artist. In 1997, she won the Drag Queen contest in Miami and became „Miss Drag Queen Of The World“. IN 2008, she opened her first bar on the legendary “Großen Freiheit” in St. Pauli (Hamburg, Germany).  
 

Super-Star JUANES' biggest hits are: “La Camisa Negra”, “La Paga”, “Volverta a Ver”… He has unfortunately not been an interviewee, but Oliver has coordinated a Meet & Greet with him.  
 

JUDAS PRIEST is a British heavy metal band formed in 1970. They have influenced all metal music since the late-mid 70s and were one of the very first heavy metal bands to modernize the twin-guitar sound. Oliver has interviewed the guitarist and founding member of the band: K. K. Downing.  

JULI – Some of their top-hits: “Geile Zeit”, “Regen und Meer”, “Perfekte Welle”... Oliver met this band many times and it has always been a real pleasure for him to conduct interviews with them. His statement: “I love their music and their professionalism. We had such a cool meet and greet. I always like to work with them.”.  

The career of composer and singer Udo JÜRGENS started in the mid 60ies at the Eurovision Song Contest where he placed first with the song “Merci Chérie”. He wrote and performed hundreds of evergreens, released over 50 albums and sold more than 100 million records. Pay heed of what he sings – his lyrics do matter! A gentleman in performance. A musical talent and a master of words.  

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The French-speaking rapper K-MARO had a huge world-wide hit called “Femme Like You”. His appearance seems tough, but the reality is different: he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. A very cool and nice person!  
  

KAISER CHIEFS is a British indie rock band. Their biggest success is the top 1 single "Ruby". Oliver has interviewed Ricky (vocalist) and Simon (bass).  

From college friends to an internationally successful English rock band: KEANE. They are known for using a piano as their lead instrument instead of guitars. Sad lyrics and a bitter-sounding music do not necessarily mean that band-members cannot be cheerful: Oliver has spoken with a very good-humored lead-singer, Tom Chaplin.  

Johannes B. KERNER is a popular TV-speaker in Germany. He is mainly known for his talk-shows and sport reports.  
  

Winner of the Sat1-casting-show “Star Search”, Martin KESICI, has issued “Angel of Berlin”, a song which hit the charts for many weeks.  
  

Jo. Fabi. Mäx - KILLERPILZE! A post grunge band from Germany. Their debut single "Richtig Scheiße" ("Really Shitty") reached #17 in Germany. They have taken the world by storm, playing gigs in France, Poland, Czech Republic, as well as Austria, Germany,... A absolutely great live-band!  

American rock from Las Vegas: KILLERS (THE). Their most famous hit singles are "Somebody Told Me", "Mr. Brightside", "When You Were Young" and "Read My Mind". They have sold a few million copies of their albums. Best-sellers!  

More than 80 million album sales, 34 gold albums, famous for their makeup and outfits, live shows and "I Was Made For Lovin' You": KISS! Fire-breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics: not just in their shows, but also in the interview! wow!  

Alexander KLAWS has been the winner of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”, the German version of the TV hit-show “American Idol” or “Pop Idol”. He has not only a gifted voice, but an absolute bright personality. Keep going!  
 

Damien KLEIN is Luxembourg’s most inventive star-cook. He creates food-designs of extraordinary flavours and colours. Fancy and stylish! The kitchen rocks! Wow!  

Hans KLOK is one of the most famous illusionists of nowadays. He performed worldwide, for example in a steady production show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and during the opening of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.  

Awarded music-composer Harald KLOSER has written the score for Roland Emmerich's blockbuster-movie “The Day After Tomorrow”.  
 

High diving and cliff high diving of its best! Alain KOHL is Luxembourg's most successful sportsman in this area and won numerous chamionships.  
 

Olaf KRACHT is a former german television presenter. After hosting several shows on RTLplus and VOX, amongst other the successful tv discussion round "Der heiße Stuhl", he launched his own advertising agency.  
 

KREZIP is a fabulous live-band from the Netherlands. Top-Hit: “What Are You Waiting For”. Oliver: “I have interviewed them a few times in their tour-bus and they were always very funny and cooperative.”  
 

In 2003, the German pop-singer Daniel KÜBLBÖCK, achieved his celebrity in the media-circus that surrounded the first season of the TV-show "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", the German version of "Pop Idol", in which he came third.  

Estefania KÜSTER is a German model and dancer. She became famous while she was the girlfriend of Dieter Bohlen (Modern Talking). She was a guest at the most famous German TV-shows, like "Wetten, dass...?",... She co-hosted the German TV mega event "You Can Dance". Clever and drop-dead gorgeous!  

Sarah KUTTNER: MTV-speaker. Young. Naughty. Straightforward.  
 

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Stefani Germanotta, best known by her stage name LADY GAGA, is an American musician. Provocative, powerful and entertaining, for her it's all about everything together - the performance, the attitude and the look. At the age of 20, she began working as a songwriter, penning songs for pop acts such as the Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, Britney Spears and New Kids on the Block. In 2008, she released her debut album "The Fame", including the hit singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". "Just Dance" was nominated for the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.  

Also called “The Golden Voice” and “The Voice of God”, Don LAFONTAINE has been one of the most successful voice-actors of the world. He used his deep and warm voice for thousands of movie-trailers. His reference to Oliver: “I enjoyed talking to you, because you are sympathetic and you ask very good questions. (…) I would be happy to talk to you at any time.” - Thank you...  
 

Andreas (Bär) LÄSKER has been the manager of "Die Fantastischen Vier" since 1989, but also of "Fury In The Slaughterhouse" and "Die Prinzen". In 2007: member of the jury of the TV casting show "Deutschland sucht den Superstar".  
 

Vicky LEANDROS is a Greek singer with a long international career. She achieved worldwide fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with the song "Après Toi" (representing Luxembourg).  
 

LEMON ICE is real hot stuff! Geeno and Jay Low have created a new version of the Ben E. King classic song "Stand by me" and "Only You" of the highly successful electropop duo Yazoo. New waves. Cool beats. Incredible voices. And... pretty handsome. Have a look and listen!  

The popular English band LEVELLERS plays folk-rock influenced by punk and traditional music. They commit to political issues and are outspoken in their lyrics. Music is not only a melody…  

LISSIE is an US folk rock artist. We love...  
 

"Backstreet Boy" lead-singer Brian LITTRELL has also started a christian music solo career. Oliver interviewed him about his religious point of views, the music career and - of course - the multi-awarded Backstreet Boys. No airs and graces! No stress! But absolutely interesting, friendly and funny! Listen to him singing!  

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Fady MAALOUF is the "2nd winner" of the fifth season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (DSDS), the German version of Pop Idol. Oliver called him on his mobile...  

MACHINE HEAD, the creators of masterpieces of modern metal music. From beer-fueled rehearsals in a small warehouse in Oakland in the early days, to sold out gigs in front of thousands of fans: they worked very hard to live the success-story. Their fearlessness has allowed them to make music that is daring, true and honest. Compromise has never been an option. And now, get your ear-plugs and listen to their unique sound-combinations!  

Flying six-packs, gymnastics and perfect entertainment: MAGIC ARTISTS. Pssst… this is an insider tip… Wow!  
 

MAGIC SYSTEM, a quartet from the Ivory Coast, has a very special musical style: Zouglou. For many weeks, the song “Bouger Bouger” has hit the international charts.  
 

Swiss TV host Anna MAIER has presented many shows in Switzerland and the Sat1 mega event "You Can Dance" in 2007. She is a further proof that intelligence may perfectly be combined to beauty.  

John MALKOVICH is an American actor, producer, and director. Over the last 25 years, he has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures, e.g. Empire of the Sun, In the Line of Fire, Dangerous Liaisons.  

Main profile of Barry MANILOW. A megastar in showbiz. He is best-known for his hit recordings “Mandy”, “Copacabana (At the Copa)” and “I Write The Songs”. He is one of the best-selling music stars of all times. The “Rolling Stone Magazine” wrote: “... he is a giant among entertainers. There is always a new album, there is always a world tour. Most probably, he is the showman of our generation. He lives for production values, for rich staging, for catchy hooks and big finishes. He wants your goose flesh. Sinatra, it is said, once jabbed a finger at him and portentously announced: He's next!”. Oliver about his several interviews with him: “I just love everything he does. In addition to that, he is always a preferred interview guest.”. Enjoy!  

Slaughtering puppies during the shows, removing ribs to facilitate oral self-gratification... The list of outrageous urban legends regarding the personality of Marilyn MANSON is long. The master of eccentric shock-rock has personally granted Oliver an exclusive one-to-one interview. In the backstage-areas, he appeared very natural, cooperative ... even friendly. Always keen to perpetuate his image of ambiguity, he ended the interview with the words: "Thank you so much Oliver for this wonderful interview ... and the handjob (laughing)."  

Timo MARC is one of the most innovative magicians in the world. His original illusions have already won several international awards. He is the German Master of the “General Magic with Music” genre and won the Magic Wand at the Magic Stars magician festival under the patronage of Stefanie of Monaco. While on Chinese Television (CCTV), he captivated an audience of 100 million spectators... Our preferred quote: "Gottes schönste Gabe ist der Schwabe (laughing out loud)".  

MAROON 5, the soul-influenced rock-band from LA, has won multiple awards, among which a few Grammies. They are best known for their hit "This Love". All their albums reached top1 as chart peak positions in many countries. Oliver has interviewed Adam Levine, the lead singer of the band.  

Mélissa MARS cannot be ignored from the French music scene. "Papa m'aime pas" has been her first but very strong single. Join her in her own fantasy world...  

Glamorous: MARY. Well, she is a “he”: Georg Preusse. He has created the Grande Dame of comedy. Hilarious!  
  

The biggest hits of the German hip hop band MASSIVE TOENE are “Topmodel” and “Mein Job”.  
 

MAXIMO PARK are a British alternative rock band. Their most successful hits: "Our Velocity", "Graffiti", "Books from Boxes",... Oliver has interviewed Paul in the tour bus.  

Emmy®-winner Rue MC CLANAHAN played “Blanche Devereaux” in the multiple-awarded NBC-hit-show “The Golden Girls”. She has been nominated 3 times for a Golden Globe®.  
 

Music producer Mike Batt discovered the English singer Katie MELUA and signed her immediately to his music label. Her first two albums scored top 10 positions throughout Europe and have been certified platinum in many countries. In 2005, she has been pronounced the highest selling female artist in Britain of the year.  

What an honor to have interviewed Alan MENKEN so many times! As composer of numerous Disney animated classics (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame...) and Broadway musicals (The Little Shop of Horrors...), he has won 8 Oscars® and another 27 awards (ASCAP, Annie, BMI Film Music, Golden Globe®, Grammy®, Saturn). Oliver: “What a musical talent! And such a friendly person! I remember having interviewed him in his hotel-suite the day before the world-premiere of the musical ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame'; we have spoken for more than 1 hour about musicals, composing in general and Disney movies. He is definitely one of my favorite interviewees!”.  
 

The Scottish music group MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (with lead singer Sally Carr) enjoyed great success in the early 70ies. Their hits, funny bubblegum pop songs, like “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” and “Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum”…  

"Relax, Take It Easy", "Grace Kelly", "We Are Golden"... - the Lebanese-British pop singer-songwriter MIKA released many more chart hits. Oliver interviewed the multiple-awarded artist. Funny guy!!  

Michael MITTERMEIER is one of the most recognized comedians in Germany. A laughing guarantee!  
  

MOBY. The name stands for music and huge success – world-wide! “Lift me up”, “Go” – just to mention two hit-singles which made him famous. We could list many many more… Oliver: “He is very unformal and good-humored. In addition, he has very important things to say…”  
 

The Saturday evening TV shows hosted by Linda de MOL are successful - in the Netherlands and in Germany. “Traumhochzeit” was one of the TV highlights!  
   

Bahar, Mandy and Senna ... together: MONROSE! - The winners of the 2006 casting-show "Popstars" (Pro7). The song "Shame" was shooting into the single-charts: from place 0 to N°1!  

Sky du MONT is a German actor and played in many blockbuster movies like Stanley Kubrik's "Eyes Wide Shut" (with Tome Cruise), and world known TV series like "General Hospital"...  
 

Starting his fantastic career in the late 60ies, French singer Gilbert MONTAGNE has released a huge number of top-hits like “The Fool”, “On va s'aimer” and “Les sunlights des tropiques”.  
 

The British band MORCHEEBA mixes trip hop, R&B and pop. Very special.  
 

The debut single "You Give Me Something" of Award-winning English singer–songwriter, James MORRISON, became immediately a hit in numerous countries worldwide. He also had a collaboration with Nelly Furtado for the hit-song "Broken Strings".  

Besides working on his own productions, star DJ MOUSSE T. also wrote and produced tracks for other artists, for example "Sex Bomb" (Tom Jones), "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?", "Pop Muzak" and "Horny As A Dandy" vs. The Dandy Warhols.  
 

Gilles MULLER is one of Luxembourg's best tennis players. Down-to-earth and blithe.  
  

Sometimes provocative, sometimes dopey. But most of all: comedy. The duo coming from Germany: MUNDSTUHL.  
 

Luxembourg-native Claudine MUNO works as author and singer. She won the recognized “Servais”-award.  
  

"Welcome to the Black Parade" has been their biggest charts entry. MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, the American alternative rock band. The have formed in 2001, around one week after 9/11. Some conflicting opinions have conducted to vehement discussions among fans and musicians; let's remember for example the fight to class them as "emo" or not... We met Frank Iero, the rhythm guitarist and vocalist of the band. He appeared cheerful, nice and very talkative. Thumbs up.  

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English singer/songwriter Kate NASH had a UK #2 hit "Foundations" in 2007. This success was followed by the platinum selling UK #1 album "Made of Bricks". She was awarded "Best Female Artist" at the 2008 BRIT Awards.  

Legends of Rock 'n roll! The Scottish band NAZARETH has released numerous hit albums during their 40 years of music career. Oliver has spoken with Dan McCafferty, the lead vocalist...  

Oliver has interviewed Jonne (lead vocals) and Larry (guitar) from the Finnish glam-rock band NEGATIVE. They have been nominated in 2007for "Best Finnish Act" at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The crowds roar and the girls melt... Pure energy & attitude!  

NEMESIS, a.k.a. Jacob and Joshua Miller, is subject of the successful self-named TV reality series, which chronicles the twins as they attempt to make it in the music industry and, at the same time, come out publicly about their sexual orientation. Jacob and Joshua signed a record deal with Curb Records, the largest independent label in America. Fresh and upbeat sounds… Cool and truly kind fellas... Two thumbs up! Jacob and Joshua about the interview: “It was a total blast!” – Thank you guys!  

“99 Luftballons” – NENA! She became famous during the German New Wave and lived a huge comeback in 2003. A real German pop icon!  

NICKELBACK is one of the most commercially successful bands from Canada. "If Today Was Your Last Day", "Far Away",... Hard rock at its best! Great music, great interview! - Thanks, Mike!  

NIGHTWISH. Highest quality metal-music and most spectacular live-shows! A unique sound. A unique band! Big...gigantic... something never seen before! Cya at their show...  

NOUVELLE VAGUE re-arranges early '80s post-punk numbers in a '60s Bossa nova-style. The key people of the group are Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, who produce and create the arrangements. Covers do not always need to be uninventive!...  

DJ Tom NOVY appears in the best clubs around the world and his musical releases reach uncredible chart successes. “Welcome to the Race” was the 2001 official Mercedes-Benz F1 Nürburgring track. By now, he has remixed and produced for Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Sommerville, Mousse T., Snap, to name but a few...  
  

Born to a Japanese father and an American mother of English ancestry, Justin NOZUKA is a Canadian singer/songwriter. Oh... and he is the nephew of actor Kevin Bacon.  

The first hit, "5 days", of the Swiss singer, songwriter and model Patrick NUO has been released in 2003. In 2010, he joined the jury of the eighth German season of the Idol series: Deutschland sucht den Superstar.  
 

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The notable summer-hit “Dragostea Din Tei” of the Romanian pop-band O-ZONE reached N°1 in the charts of many European countries in 2003 and 2004. Multiple-Platinum status in Europe!  
  

French Singer/Songwriter Pascal OBISPO has worked with numerous international stars like Céline Dion, Johnny Hallyday, Lionel Richie, and many more... Most of all, he is considered as being one of the most important pop-musicians in France! Let's sing "Luciiiiiie"...  

ONEREPUBLIC is a multiple-awarded American pop rock band. In 2007, "Apologize" received the largest amount of airplay in history. More hits: "All the Right Moves", "Secrets",....  
 

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Luxembourg's Gymnastics N°1: Sascha PALGEN. He's been awarded during numerous competitions and has participated in many European and World chamionships. He'll represent Luxembourg during the Olympic Games 2008 in Bejing.  

Multiple-award-winning Dancehall-singer from Kingston (Jamaica) SEAN PAUL has released many smash hits, like “Temperature”, “We Be Burnin”, “Baby Boy”, “Gimme the Light”, “Get Busy”,… He worked, for example, with: Rihanna, Joss Stone, Beyoncé…  

PILOU has won the 1st price in manipulation at the FISM’s World Championship of Magic 2006. His act “guttersnipe” combines Paris poetry with perfect sleight of hand.  

Former insurance salesman - Oliver POCHER - is now one of the most successful comedians in Germany. He lives a true success story! TV, music, stage: he is active in every domain of the entertainment. He is adorably naughty, keen and always on the spur of the moment. You simply "have" to be fond of him!  

Former school mates from Dresden, Germany, formed the band Jack of all Trades renamed to POLARKREIS 18. The hit single "Allein Allein" (Alone Alone) scored number one on the German Media Control Top 100 Singles in 2008.  
 

The Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel POWTER is best known for his #1 smash hit "Bad Day". Great guy!  

Luxembourg's swimmer N°1, Alwin de PRINS, represented his country a few times at the Olympic Games.  

Actor, comedy-star, voice over talent, TV producer... Markus Maria PROFITLICH is one of the important people of German TV. "Die Wochenshow", "Mensch Markus", "Weibsbilder", "3 ein Viertel"..., he certainly brings you to laugh!  
 

Amazing voices, glamorous outfits and bodacious choreographies... The PUSSYCAT DOLLS, a former dance ensemble and nowadays an American pop music girl group, achieved a worldwide success. In 2005, they released the Album "PCD" (including the hits "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and "Stickwitu") and in 2008 the album "Doll Domination", which included the hits "When I Grow Up" and "I Hate This Part". Oliver met the sexy dolls.  

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE is a US rock band, which developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music. The sound has been described by Josh Homme (founder) as 'robot rock'. Perfect show! Great interview! Thanks...  

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Christian RACH is a German chef. He earned his first Michelin star in 1991 for his Hamburg restaurant "Tafelhaus". He presents several very popular cooking shows for RTL Television (Germany).  
 

The stage magician James RANDI challenges paranormal claims and pseudoscience. He exposed Uri Geller in "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1973. His foundation offers a prize of one million U.S. dollars to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria.  

RASMUS (THE) is a Finnish rock band. “In the Shadows”, “No fear”, “Sail away” and many more hits made them famous around the world. Oliver interviewed the band a few times and can firmly deny the myth that Finnish people are cold…  

The English indie rock band RAZORLIGHT formed in 2002. Their top-hits: America, Wire to Wire, Somewhere else, and many more....  

Singer-songwriter Chris REA has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. "Fool (If You Think It's Over)", "Julia",... the chart-successes are numerous. He then decided to perform with the Fabulous Hofner Blue Notes and play blues-oriented instrumentals.  

What a success for REAMONN! The German rock band (having taken the name from the Irish frontman's full name Raymond "Rea" Garvey) started the career with "Supergirl" in the year 2000. Among many other chart-breaking hits, the band recorded the song "The Only Ones" with Lucie Silvas. Very funny guys and lots to say!  

Multiple-awarded Hollywood-actor Jean RENO has played in major blockbuster-movies like “Mission: Impossible”, “Godzilla”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Pink Panther”, “French Kiss”, and many more…  
 

The German rock band REVOLVERHELD began their career as a supporting act of Donots, Silbermond and Udo Lindenberg. Their first single "Generation Rock" directly entered the German Charts. The success began!... The biggest hits are "Mit Dir chilln", "Freunde bleiben" and "Ich werd' die Welt verändern".  

RHESUS is a French alternative rock band. They have won the music contest organized by “Les inrockuptibles”. Its musical style is a “balance between melancholy and euphoria, joy and sensuality, energy and melody”.  
  

Jean ROCH is the owner of the famous clubs “VIP Room” in Paris, St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, Luxembourg, Mauritius and Marrakech. Luxurious!  
 

With the remix of “California Dreaming”, the ROYAL GIGOLOS stayed on the very top of the club charts in more than 20 countries.  
 

The RUBETTES’ first and biggest hit was “Sugar Baby Love”, which was released in 1974 and was sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Their trademark: wearing white suits and caps on stage.  

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Katey SAGAL played “Peggy Bundy” of the TV-comedy-series “Married…with Children”. She is also a brilliant singer/songwriter.  
  

The first single of SASHA has been in the charts for many weeks. It is amazing how much one single artist changes his musical styles.  
 

On tour for over 30 years: SAXON, the British heavy metal band with charts-success in the 80ies. And they still rock; some say "better than ever". Oliver had a fun chat with Biff, the lead vocalist of the band.  

Michaela SCHAFFRATH, the famous former pornographic actress under the stage name "Gina Wild", is a German television actress and radio speaker.  
 

Medieval sounds. Bagpipes and shawms. SCHANDMAUL is a high-ranking folk-rock band from Germany where they even reached the top ten album charts!  

The brothers Fränk & Andy SCHLECK are Luxembourg’s most popular road bicycle racers. Beyond mutiple wins, they had fantastic runs during the “Tour de France”.  

The brothers Andy & Fränk SCHLECK are Luxembourg’s most popular road bicycle racers. Beyond mutiple wins, they had fantastic runs during the “Tour de France”.  

Marco SCHREYL is a German TV speaker. He is presenting the biggest live shows for RTL, like "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" and "Da Supertalent".  

Jochen SCHROPP is a German actor and TV host. He hosted for example the German version of "The X Factor", a television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. Cool!  
  

Multiple-Oscar®-winner Stephen SCHWARTZ wrote the music for the Dreamworks hit animated feature “The Prince of Egypt”, the musicals “Godspell” and worked as lyricist for Disney's “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”…  
  

14 million records sold, 80 gold and platinum awards: SCOOTER, the German hardcore techno band. They are also considered the most successful single-record German act with 20 top ten hits. Some of their well-known hits: "Hyper Hyper", "Move Your Ass!",...  

SCRIPT (THE) are a three-piece Irish pop rock band from Ireland. The self-named debut album has been multi-platinum-awarded. The song "The End Where I Begin" appeared in FIFA 09.  

SEEED is a German reggae/pop/rock act. They became popular in Germany and surroundings. Powerful!  

Rock...Funk...Hiphop... What a mix!...Cross-over! - SHAKA PONK! Wow!  
 

SHEER (THE) is a newcomer-band from the Netherlands. Keep an eye on them… Definitely!  
 

Vonda SHEPARD is best known for her regular appearances in the popular TV-Show “Ally McBeal” as resident performer at a bar. What a great singer/songwriter!  
 

Pop-rock at its best! SILBERMOND is a German band with numerous chart-hits like “Durch Die Nacht”, “Zeit Für Optimisten”, "Irgendwas bleibt"…  

SIMPLE MINDS is a Scottish New Wave/rock band which had its greatest worldwide popularity during the mid-80ies. It reached the peak of its commercial success after an appearance at the music concert “Live Aid” held on 13 July 1985 and is primarily known for their number-one worldwide smash hit “Don't You (Forget About Me)” of the soundtrack “The Breakfast Club”. Music dinosaurs!  

“Love Generation” by DJ Bob SINCLAR was a huge hit which entered the charts in many countries! It was an official song of the FIFA World Cup 2006.  
 

The former singer of the British crossover band “Skunk Anansie”, Deborah Anne Dyer, calls herself now SKIN. Energetic and soulful - she is full of emotions. It’s a real pleasure to listen to her: music and during the interview.  

Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name SLASH, is the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses (between 1985 and 1996). He released his debut solo album in 2010.  

SNOW PATROL is an alternative rock band from Northern Ireland and Scotland. Their biggest hits are "Run", "Chasing Cars" and "Signal Fire". Worldwide, the band have sold many million albums.  

Martin SOLVEIG - house music DJ and producer from Paris. International success. - The dancing guarantee!  

Rock made in Germany by SPORTFREUNDE STILLER. This band became famous with the song “Ich Roque”.  

Rolf STAHLHOFEN has started his musical career in the RTL-Samstag-Nacht-Band and worked then with Xavier Naidoo. He was one of the leading people of “Söhne Mannheims” and finally started a solo-career.  
 

Former president of BMG Europe, Thomas STEIN, has been part of the jury of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (German version of “American Idol” or “Pop Idol”). He is currently presiding the board of directors of "Jack White Productions AG".  
   

STONE SOUR was founded by Corey Taylor (famous for being the vocalist of the band "Slipknot") and former drummer Joel Ekman. Alternative rock. Melodic. Grammy-nominated!  

The shows of the English alternative rock band THE SUBWAYS are awesome! Get your tickets! - Powerful! Rock!  
 

The music style of the Finnish rock band SUNRISE AVENUE varies from hard, dynamic rock songs to melodic rock ballads. The song "choose to be me" has been the main title of the 8th episode of the German version of the TV show "Big Brother". Oliver has had a crazy interview with the lead singer Samu.  

DAS SUPERTALENT (2009) has one of the biggest casting shows in German TV. RTL reached phenomenal market shares...  

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Former singer of the boy-band “Natural”, Marc TERENZI, has started a solo-pop-career. He is married to the pop singer Sarah Connor. His biggest success: “Love To Be Loved By You”, which peaked at place 3 in the German charts.  

THOMAS D.,rapper from German hip hop group "Die Fantastischen Vier", works also frequently on solo projects. Internationally, he is probably best known for the song "Wish" which he performed with Franka Potente on the soundtrack of the movie "Run Lola Run".  

Model. Actor. TV host. Singer. - THORUNN grew up partly in Luxembourg, party in Iceland. Although she is a very popular host at the TV station RTL Luxembourg, she always stayed focused on her music. Oliver: "She is clever, gorgeous and always good-humored... A fantastic person!"  
 

Jules De Martino and Katie White form the British pop-rock duo TING TINGS (THE). "That's Not My Name" charted straight at Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Great shows!  

Hysterical screaming fits. Constant sold-out gigs. Best chart positions. - TOKIO HOTEL! The German pop band has been awarded numerous times in different categories. A real success story! And it only just begun... whoohooo  

TOMMY THE CLOWN is the pioneer of an inspirational dance movement known as “Clowning” and “Krumping” and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. He realized that he could give the youth a unique opportunity to get into dancing instead of drugs or gangs by creating a dance crew called "the Hip Hop Clowns". Tommy’s rules are simple: No gangs, No drugs, Do well in school and Be a role model by living a positive lifestyle at all times. By way of his motivating nature, Tommy provides extremely entertaining social work.  
 

The German punk band DIE TOTEN HOSEN (literally: "The Dead Pants") formed in 1982. The biggest hits are: "Hier kommt Alex", "Zehn kleine Jägermeister",... A neverending success-story!  

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Comic-book artist Albert UDERZO is best known for his illustrations on “Asterix”. Mainly with René Goscinny, he has released 33 books of “Asterix” which have been translated in over 100 languages and dialects.  
 

James Lavelle, part of the British music group UNKLE, is a DJ, electronic recording artist and record label boss. He is best known for producing work in the trip hop, breakbeat and house music genres.  

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YMCA! The Indian, the Cop, the Construction Worker, the Biker, the Cowboy and the Military Man, all together a group of Village icons from various American social groups: VILLAGE PEOPLE. 100% Disco music. 200% fun. 65 million recordings sold. Oliver has interviewed a few original and long-time members.  

The remix of “One Night In Bangkok” by the VINYLSHAKERZ has been a huge internatinoal club and radio success.  
  

VIRGINS (THE) is an American pop band. Their song "Rich Girls" was number 68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.  

VOLBEAT is a rock band from Copenhagen (Denmark), inspired by classic rock and roll artists and contemporary hard rock, punk rock and metal bands.  
 

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Peter WACKEL – the “Partynator”. Those who are as drunk as a newt sing his hits like: “Party, Palmen, Weiber Und n' Bier”, „Ladioo“…  
 

Diane WARREN. Her name stands for quality music. She is one of the world's most important and successful songwriters of all times. She wrote hits for almost every music legend, like: Elton John, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, NSYNC, Gloria Estefan, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Enrique Iglesias, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Faith Hill, Céline Dion, Mary J. Blige, LeAnn Rimes... She is simply churning out international top chartbreakers! What an extraordinary person!  
  

More than 40 years on stage! After very successful periods in the 60ies and 70ies, Dionne WARWICK's first big hit of the 80ies was her full-length collaboration with Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees for the album "Heartbreaker". In 1985, she contributed her voice to the Multi-Grammy award winning charity song: "We Are the World", along with vocalists like Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. One year later, she led the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" with Friends (Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder); it was a number one hit, and made her obtain her fifth Grammy Award. Her status as a musical icon is legendary. She has been awarded with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A real diva!  

Humorous! WE ARE SCIENTISTS is an American band formed in 2000. In their own words, the band creates "rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety". Great interview, absolute fun!  

Actor Jo WEIL is mostly known for his role as "Oliver Sabel" in the top-rated German soap opera "Verbotene Liebe". A very friendly and nice person.  
  

One of Luxembourg's most important actors, Thierry van WERVEKE, has played in almost all big Luxembourg movie and theatre productions. He is one of the rare Luxembourg artists who entered successfully into the international movie and theatre scene.  
  

Graphic-artist Jan WESKOTT has realised all designs related to the "Oliver Tanson" brand: Logo, website,... In 2000, he has founded a full-service agency for music-, artist- and business-design. Oliver: "He is a real mind-reader, an absolute talent for understanding ideas and implementing them in a way which exceeds all expectations. - Keep your ideas bubbling! And, by the way... thanks for the friendship!"  
 

Formerly known as "Fear of Flying", WHITE LIES are an English alternative rock band from UK. The hit-singles: "Unfinished Business", "Death", "To Lose My Life", "Farewell to the Fairground"... Harry about themselves: "We are happy people with pessimistic texts".  
 

Kim WILDE! Her smash-hit: "Kids in America" dated 1981. She holds the record for being the most-charted British solo female act of the 80's. A pop icon; a part of music history! Nevertheless, always smiling and down-to-earth. A "Perfect Girl"!  

James Bond producer Michael G. WILSON is the stepson of 007-producer Albert R. Broccoli and half-brother of James Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli. Michael became executive producer of “Moonraker”, “For Your Eyes Only”, “Octopussy” and produced “Licence to Kill”, “Goldeneye”, “The World Is Not Enough”, “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “Casino Royale”…  
 

WIR SIND HELDEN is a German pop band. Their biggest hits: “Von Hier An Blind”, "Müssen nur wollen" and “Guten Tag”. In 2007, they released their 3rd album called "Soundso". Good music and funny people... the best combination!  

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The German TV-station SAT1 presented a mega event: the dance-casting-show YOU CAN DANCE (2007). Oliver has interviewed some very talented participants: Yasemin Celikkan, Robin Grimm, Sarah Hammerschmidt, Camillo Lauricella, Eva Nitsch, Cale Stanojevic, Jimmie Surles and - the winner of the show - Dennis Jauch. A bunch of people, full of energy, who have one common love: dance! The big stage is waiting for them!...  

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TV-cook Ralf ZACHERL has been awarded with a Michelin star and received 16 points from Gault-Millau. His crazy appearance and kind personality make of him a truly unique person.  

The German pop singer Joana ZIMMER was born blind. Her unusual voice is full of power and expression. The first single "I Believe (Give A Little Bit...)" immediately made it to Top 10 and her debut album soared to Top 5 in the German charts. The second album "The Voice In Me" has perfect selling rates on iTunes. Keep going!